In this well-written paper, Mazzocchi and his co-authors present their initial impression of the use of Mentor’s Spectra implants. These are adjustable implants that are predominantly silicone, but with a small inner lumen to allow volume (mainly projection) adjustment of the implant.
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Published online: October 13, 2011
Accepted: September 17, 2011
Received: September 2, 2011
© 2011 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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